For the longest time, Hollywood and the western media has been ramming an ideal of beauty down our desi throats: waif like, rail thin, angular looking females who are celebrated as the ideal of the female form. To be sure, those tall, bony creatures with the sunken cheeks and the sulky pout that we see on the international ramp make great clothes horses. But which red blooded man doesn’t like a few curves? And didn’t nature design women to have those curves?
There is a strange dichotomy; even a slight sense of schizophrenia in Bollywood – while some actresses strive to achieve that Size 0 look (most famously Kareena Kapoor) there is another breed of formidable actresses such as Vidya Balan and Huma Qureshi who bring a refreshing naturalness to the screen. They are the ones who show us that there are many reasons to celebrate the pear shaped Indian beauty:
1. Nature Meant For Women to Look Like This
Historically speaking the term “wide child bearing hips” has been a compliment. Today it may be rather unsavory to reduce a woman to set of body parts, but anatomically speaking, there is a reason why women are built the way they are. Those curves are about nature ensuring that women carried some extra fat to tide them over the rigors of pregnancy, childbirth and nursing.
2. The Sari Loves the Pear Shape
All those Bollywood heroines who get all wet and wild in the rain/waterfall or by other means, notice how they always wear a sari? The sari accentuates a slim waist and flatters the butt.
3. So Does the Suit Come To That
As for the well cut salwar kameez that clings lovingly to the female shape, well there is a reason why they write songs about “kali teri kurti hai…”
4. Did You Ever See A Pair Of Nice Fitting Jeans Walk Away From You?
Admit it, you’d rather see a rear end that nicely fills out a pair of jeans rather than a flat butt!
5. No One Ever Made a Song about a Skinny Ass/Butt
“I love big butts and I cannot lie” goes that old song by Sir Mix-A-Lot.
6. Who Doesn’t Like Something to Hold On To?
7. After All J Lo Insured Her Butt
According to reports, there Jennifer Lopez has a $300 million insurance policy on her derrière – clearly her best asset!
8. Good things come in small packages
And when Indian women bemoan their lack of vertical inches when compared to western women, well no need for that either! Guys love to be able to swing a woman up into their arms… OK, Enough of this regressive nonsense that sounds like it came from some M&B! There are real reasons to celebrate the curvy female form.
9. You’re Lucky! You’ll Probably Live Longer
Research shows that women who carry more weight on your rear rather than around the belly area, enjoy natural protection from heart diseases. Its visceral fat that is bad for you, not butt fat.
10.The Exercises Aren’t Difficult Either!
Experts recommend exercises focused on the lower body, total body strengthening, power movies and endurance building cardio for women with curvy frames.
By – Reena Daruwalla
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